My participation in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge over the past several years has almost always included some kind of hand-stitching project. Most of my hand sewing used to happen on my train ride to work, but even though I'm not working anymore, there are still plenty of moments when I need some kind of handwork project.
My most recent hand-stitched project was the Orange Peel Rainbow quilt that I worked on from December, 2018 until August of this year. In October I started a new project, hand piecing Glorified 9-Patch blocks. My first blocks all feature yellow because that was our color of the month for October. I finished the 4th block last night.
My blocks will finish at 6". The 9-patch centers are machine pieced, then the curved background seams have been stitched by hand. The one change I am planning to make on future blocks is to cut my background pieces wider so that I can square them up after the hand piecing is done.
I'm planning to alternate light and dark background fabrics. It's time to figure out which colors will go with which background, then prep some more blocks for stitching. It helps so much to have something keeping my hands busy while we are watching the endless election coverage.
I am linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Saturday and with Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework on Sunday. I hope you are all staying well and getting lots of quilting done!
Julie in GA